Holiday season is right around the corner and that means toys and presents. Adoring mothers and fathers love surprising the kids with the newest toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members explain to others the rules when it comes to eye-safe toys. Injuries with unsafe toys do take place, occasionally resulting in damaged eyes.
Here are some guidelines to protect children from toy related injury:
- Only buy gifts which are age appropriate. Be careful not to allow younger children to play with toys intended for older siblings.
- Show children how to play safely. Before play, if possible inspect new toys for safe construction.
- Look after young kids when they play.
- Prevent eye injuries by throwing out toy or games with sharp edges or projectiles.
Before purchasing that popular toy or game that your child has been itching for, spend some time to look over eye safety tips for toys. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, not the ER doctor. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.